My College Decided to Add On-site Solar,
What Does That Mean for Facilities?
Benefits of adding on-site solar
- Why would we want to do it? (e.g. Reduce electricity costs; decrease transmission and delivery charges;
- models the behavior we want our students to take, and so forth.
- Where is the best place to install solar equipment?
- What are the structural requirements?
- What kinds of panels are best?
- Who makes the best panels?
- Who offers the best value?
- What is the approximate cost?
- What resources are available to help us research this? Etc.
Designing the System
- Who performs the design work?
- Does the State of Texas have a contract with a solar designer?
- What do we need to know about installation?
- How much required?
- Who performs the maintenance?
- What kind of maintenance is commonly required?
- What new skills will my employees need?
Future of on-site solar?
About the Speaker: Dan Lepinski
Lepinski is a licensed Professional Engineer with extensive and diverse knowledge in solar energy, and the ability to convey any aspect of solar energy in plain English. Experienced in electrical power; grid-tied and stand-alone systems; advanced photovoltaics (residential to multi-megawatt utility scale); battery systems; data acquisition; embedded software; and energy efficiency. Very well versed in the National Electric Code, UL Standards, and many others. Dan says, “If it has “renewable” or "energy" associated with it, I likely have it in my background.”